COVID Corner

Written by on December 21, 2021

Important Mitigation Updates (4/28/22)

Update on NYS Mask Mandates and Mask Information (3/1/22)

Daily Notifications of Positive Cases

Testing and/or Testing Positive

Employee Reimbursement for Sick Leave; Test Kits

  • NYS Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 (NYS COVID Leave) NYS COVID Leave provides paid leave at the employee’s full rate of pay for a maximum of 14 calendar days when an employee is unable to work or telework because he or she is subject to a mandatory order of quarantine or isolation. 

  • Requesting COVID-19 Leave & Absence Reporting Protocols Employees who need to take NYS COVID Leave should inform their supervisors as soon as the need for leave is known and should charge their sick time accordingly.  Absences specifically related to Covid-19 as a result of quarantine or isolation must be recorded as “S” Sick unless prior authorization to work remotely is secured.  

  • Reimbursement of Sick time. In order to receive reimbursement of Sick time, the employee MUST: 

    1. Complete the COVID-19 Paid Leave Request Form; and

    2. Email a copy of the employee’s mandatory quarantine or isolation order and release as issued by the Department of Health in order to appropriately allocate leave. 

    The Office of Human Resources will review the employee’s attendance on a rolling basis and modify absences accordingly.  Please note, attendance adjustments will not be made until the employee submits all of the required documentation as outlined above.

  • At-home COVID-19 tests covered under Express Scripts Rx benefit
  • Update to Coverage Requirements for COVID-19 Tests


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